Arm Lift Surgery in Altamonte Springs, FL

The upper arms can be a very difficult part of the body to keep toned, especially in later years. Fortunately, there are options available to improve the appearance of the upper arms, referred to as a brachioplasty, or arm lift surgery. An arm lift surgery removes excess fat while tightening and removing excess skin, providing a better contour and slimmer arms.

Arm lift surgery is common for people who are aging because skin elasticity is lost, as well as for those who have lost a lot of weight, leaving loose skin behind. If you have concerns about the appearance of your upper arms and want to improve its appearance to boost your self-confidence, an this surgery can be a great option to consider.

How do I prepare for an arm lift surgery?

As with any surgery, being in good health and not having any medical conditions that can impact wound healing are important. For that reason, it’s important to stop smoking, if possible, one to two months prior to the surgery, because smoking slows wound healing. You’ll want to be at a consistent weight, and will need to go through a preoperative exam at which point any potential issues and possible outcomes will be addressed.

What should I expect from my arm lift surgery?

The day of the surgery, you’ll have your incision marks drawn on your arm, typically on the inside or back to help hide any small scars that may remain after the surgery. Depending on the surgical procedure used, you’ll be given either a local or general anesthetic for the duration of the arm lift surgery. After making incisions, the doctor will remove excess skin, fat and tissue to create a better arm contour, then closes the wound.

How long will arm lift surgery effects last?

Arm lifts help hide the signs of aging but won’t stop aging itself. Though you’ll get many years of enjoyment from your surgery, eventually your skin will continue to age, sag and stretch. However, many people who have had this surgery have found it to be very beneficial and well worth the delay it creates in the aging process, giving patients more self-confidence and enjoyment of life in the long run.

What are the risks?

As with any surgery, this comes with some degree of risk. There’s always a chance you may have a bad reaction to the anesthetic, could get an infection, or may bleed excessively. In addition to these issues, you could also have damage to nerves, blood vessels, and tissue, permanent scarring, fatty tissue death, fluid buildup, and pain.

If you would like to set up a consultation with Dr. Plank to see if this type of surgery is right for you, please give us a call today at 407-960-6936.

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